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Monday, March 20, 2017

Japan Day 3: Tsukiji Fish Market

As simple as a market is, the Tsukiji fish market was one of the most memorable days during my trip to Japan. There was food, culture, and just a lot of fun walking around!

I was so glad my group came here, starting the day super early exploring and basically eating our way through the streets.

Although there was a lot of fish, there were a lot of things to snack on during our walks through the outdoor market streets. We spent hours here just looking around and buying street food! I bought some great souvenirs for family as well.



Something we often did was buy only one of the foods we wanted to try and shared it. That way, we got to try out more foods before feeling full. This corn thing was so good. Too bad I have no idea what it's called!


This onigiri stand was popping. It was run by a group of older women, which I found so endearing. They were working quite diligently to keep up with the long line. Of course, we bought several kinds to try for breakfast the next day. We spent a good amount of time trying to figure out what was the word for eel. Trying to translate that between foreign languages was pretty funny.


Fruit, especially strawberries seems like an expensive commodity here. These are simple mochi filled with black beans an a strawberry wedged in between. It was very popular among the students going through this market.


I loved trying all the oysters and mussels being grilled right on the spot. They were so fresh and delicious, especially the uni on mussel!


This market was a lot of fun.



We also went to Takeshida street in Harajuku afterwards. We walked so much during this trip. 
But this was souvenir and shopping central. I really enjoyed it, even though I'm not a huge fan of shopping. Nonetheless, finding cute and cheap souvenirs around the holidays is always fun. 

Cheers,
Dana


2 comments:

  1. I just loved reading your blog post! I started back up with my blog and wanted to see who else is blogging today. Thanks for such a fun post. I never thought I'd have a desire to se Japan, but now I do!

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    1. Japan is amazing! Glad you enjoyed the post. Have a great day!

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